Would-be thief to face Southport court

A man has been charged over an attempted armed robbery in Broadbeach.

It will be alleged at about 7pm a man attended the Gold Coast Highway takeaway and threatened a staff member with what is thought to be a knife. He demanded food.

The staff member refused and the man went to a neighbouring takeaway and threatened a staff member demanding keys for a motor bike. The staff member also declined and the man left.


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A short time later the man has entered a service station approximately three hundred metres away and stole a box of chocolates.

Police located the man a short time later near the businesses.

A 28-year-old Saint Andrews New South Wales man has been charged with two counts of attempted armed robbery and one count of stealing.

He is due to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.